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Old 05-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #41
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With a nice view like that I'd forget about chucking and enjoy the weekend. So jealous rained here every day since Tuesday
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:55 PM   #42
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By chance do you know of anyone with a similar truck that you could borrow to pull it for a few miles? May not help, but could pinpoint truck or trailer. I know EVERY set up is different, but could be a starting point.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:41 AM   #43
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Sorry, busy! Found cat scales in the next town!
Truck w/o camper: steer axle 4880. Drive axle 3380 gross 8260
With camper: steer axle 4740. Drive axle 5860
Camper: 10800. Gross 2140.
Doug helped me figure(On a Sunday, no less)(Many thanks, Doug!) that I'm over on the truck gvwr, and a little under 18% pin weight.
Also noticed less chucking once on a decent hwy!
Thoughts?
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:45 AM   #44
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And thoughts/info on airbags fighting against trail air rota-flex pin box?
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #45
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And thoughts/info on airbags fighting against trail air rota-flex pin box?
I don't think air bags on the truck suspension would fight against the trail air, but an air ride hitch might. I personally never liked the airbags on my 2500, not sure why, just never liked the ride. My 5er rode fine on the 2500 and the truck sat level. Towards the end, I was only putting about 30lbs in the bags which didn't seem to affect the ride at all, but seemed to help with the big bumps. My 2500 didn't squat any more than my 3500 does now.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #46
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First time I ever heard someone say they didn't like the airbags. I love mine, such a difference in ride quality. Everyone I know says how great they are.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:15 AM   #47
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Needless to say, I'd still put shocks on the trailer. If the trailer rides smooth, the truck will ride smooth.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:42 AM   #48
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Can you add something to the bed of the truck near the hitch say, around 300 pounds? Sand maybe? And take it for another test run. I would then take the rear shocks off of the truck and see if they have a problem. May be a combination of a couple like has been suggested.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:10 PM   #49
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My wife doesn't care if it's 102* outside. We have to have a fire, or we're not camping! So I figure I'll put a divider in, and haul firewood in the front compartment. I can control the weight, and, no dead weight!
And I'm on the hunt for a shock kit for the camper. Thinking adjustable? Our Cardinal TT had them.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:16 PM   #50
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Hey D-maxx, Have you tried playing with your hitch height any? When I was towing mine with my 2500 it would have a lot of "chucking" when I had my truck riding high. I actually got a lot better ride when I let my truck squat. I don't really know why, whether it was because my truck suspension was stiffer or because the 5'er would be running nose high.

Can you lower your hitch or raise your pin box to get the nose down a little more?
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